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1  General Boards / Map Requests / Re: Nintendo Power - 1988-1996 cover games on: February 01, 2017, 09:58:39 AM
So why not put a symbol next to it that means "Impossible to Rip".

Like a "!" or a "?" or something.

If you're saying that game is impossible to rip, then I think you should have a symbol next to the game that considers it to be impossible to rip.
2  General Boards / Map Requests / Re: Nintendo Power - 1988-1996 cover games on: January 29, 2017, 12:34:58 AM
The 1992 section looks nearly complete.

Aside from the one Star Wars Game, there is that OTHER GAME that I won't mention that stills needs to be completed.
3  General Boards / Map Requests / Re: Zelda: Four Swords Adventures on: January 28, 2017, 09:04:05 PM
I wouldn't count on it.

Almost nobody here gets their map requests fulfilled.
4  General Boards / Maps In Progress / Re: Vorpal86's Map Projects - Current and Complete on: September 17, 2016, 08:31:15 PM
Can you add Castle of Illusion (Sega Genesis) to your list?
5  General Boards / Map Requests / Re: Request Listings on: July 29, 2016, 10:35:14 PM
If Tropicon wants to try to collect commissions, then so be it. But this thread (plus the other) went from zero to "has LTIan paid up yet?" in no time at all. Begging for money is as bad, or worse, than begging for maps.

For what it's worth, I think people pretty much ignore stickied threads before posting, as a rule. I'd lean towards closing the board, but I'd also be completely fine with just leaving things as they are. Just don't push things the other direction Smiley

Let me make this clear: "I do not commission people with money!"

Believe me, I can't pay Trop with money even if I wanted to. But unfortunately, my dad has CONFISCATED my bank card, so I cannot make any sort of money-paid commission!

Tropicon is accepting commissioned requests on his deviantArt page, as he said, and so if the thought of money changing hands just for maps tarnishes VGMaps.com, then I won't comment on it more than necessary moving forward.

Until I can pay off my Student Loan in its entirety, I cannot regain control of my Dollar Bank Account. Therefore, I cannot commission people.

LTIan, I don't know what price Tropicon quoted you for the Road Runner: Death Valley Rally maps - assuming you had discussed it at any length - but I'm not sure that it warrants such a negative response.

Now I'm not necessarily vouching for Tropicon here as I don't even know what his price is for that.  And not knowing how difficult the game is to map I can't comment on that specifically, but I would imagine it's probably not simply an otherwise-impossibility that can only be overcome by being paid for.

Revned, you're right, maps can be and have been made for the fun of it.  Some maps may never get mapped though, and if commissions adds the motivation for a mapper to figure out how, and if the requestor is willing to pay, then I don't think that's so wrong.

Because remember, it's commission, not ransom.  If someone can find a way to map it and does so, and submits it with no expectation of money - as every map so far has been, as far as I know, then great!

If Tropicon is extra-motivated by money, and a requester is willing to pay that amount, I see no problem with that.  Artists do that all the time.  And we can debate whether or not stitching screenshots together is the same as paying for the individual and unique talents of a traditional artist, but the point is that no one can really stop any transaction between two people that are happy with that arrangement.

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However, we still have the (apparent) problem of people making requests - or maybe more accurately, making requests with too much expectation, or too little understanding/appreciation of the work involved.  What now?  Any suggestions?

I'm still reluctant to close it down totally.  It doesn't feel like it's enough of a spammish annoyance, it's not like requests show up every day.

How about this...would a stickied topic telling people of common-sense guidelines and not-so-common-sense explanations of the challenges involved help at all, do you think?  Like a "Things to consider before you request..." sort of topic?  Or is that weaksauce?  Would be better than not having anything at all, though, right?

I do not make ransoms. Believe me, I am not a law-breaking villain.

I am still not going to pay Trop any sort of money for any maps to ripped. My requests can stay on that list for as long as it takes.

A sticky topic would be a good idea. Though I would have it called: "The Rules and Regulations of Requesting", that would help.
6  General Boards / Map Requests / Re: Request Listings on: July 28, 2016, 05:14:56 PM
THEN I REFUSE TO PAY/COMMISSION FOR MAPS TO RIPPED COMPLETELY!  Angry

If it takes 'til the end of time, I'll simply wait until someone rips the maps from games that I have requested.

Trop, you can just COMMISSION yourself!

The same goes for anyone else who vouches for him!
7  General Boards / Map Requests / Re: Request Listings on: July 27, 2016, 09:46:20 AM
Do I have to explain everything?: http://www.deviantart.com/account/points/

That link will help you know everything about Points.
8  General Boards / Map Requests / Re: Request Listings on: July 26, 2016, 07:03:58 PM
Maybe I said it wrong.

I should have said:

Please do not close the Map Request Boards. It is an important part of this forum.

But if you were to offer Commissions, I would gladly pay with dA's Point Currency System.
9  General Boards / Map Requests / Re: Request Listings on: July 25, 2016, 05:49:29 PM
Do Not Close the Request Boards!

What if somebody wanted to request new maps for the site?
10  General Boards / Map Requests / Re: Super Princess Peach Maps on: May 08, 2016, 10:57:52 PM
Alright, but maybe we should make another MAP Requests thread for anything related to Mario, Link, Pokemon, etc.

Just to show what titles of games that need mapped.
11  General Boards / Map Requests / Re: Super Princess Peach Maps on: April 26, 2016, 07:10:50 PM
Could anybody add this game to the request list under DS?

I don't think anybody's going to rip this game for a long time. Sad
12  General Boards / Map Requests / Castle of Illusion Maps (Sega Genesis Version) on: April 23, 2016, 04:55:39 PM
Since ripping maps from Looney Tunes games is pretty much out of the question, can anyone rip the maps from Castle of Illusion (Sega Genesis Version)?
13  General Boards / Map Requests / Re: Request: Road Runner's Death Valley Ralley Redo Maps on: January 17, 2016, 12:17:30 PM
Then I only have one request:

Can someone remove the Road Runner's Death Vally Rally maps on the site? Sad

It's not a complete map collection if it's only just a few maps for one level/stage/world/episode.
14  General Boards / Map Requests / Re: Request: Road Runner's Death Valley Ralley Redo Maps on: January 16, 2016, 06:04:06 PM
No one at all? Sad
15  General Boards / Map Requests / Re: Request Listings on: January 16, 2016, 06:02:56 PM
I'm still waiting for anyone who wants to continue ripping from Road Runner's Death Valley Rally.
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